One of suspected militants are among three people died, Philadelphia police said on Monday. One suspect has been charged with several crimes, including two counts of aggravated assault, according to Philadelphia’s chief district attorney of The murder of Joanne Pescatore.
BUT second individual wanted in connection with The shooting was held up by the US Marshals Service, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner told CNN Monday night. Officials of the district prosecutor’s office office Earlier it was said that a person face accusations of attempted murder attack and tampering with evidence, among other things.
The suspect remained at the scene to provide assistance. one of in men who later died, and while there provided “all his information to the police,” the Philadelphia district attorney said. of Murder said Joanne Pescatore.
None of them facing murder allegations at this time. CNN reached out to the district attorney office for farther information.
Hundreds werejust enjoying South Street like they do every weekend when this shooting broke out out”Philadelphia Police Inspector D.F. Pace said.
Police ask for witnesses to appear forwardoffering $20,000 reward for information leading to arrest.
That’s what we are know about the shooting that broke out in Popular Philadelphia Entertainment Area:
How was the shooting
Shooting started after a quarrel on in street, according to CCTV, Pescatore said. BUT fight followed and one of in men involved, Gregory Jackson, was killed after the shootout with another man, she said. Both were licensed to carry gun.
One of in men allegedly shot at the group then turned to the police who were now on scene, Pescatore said.
The police returned fire hitting the suspect in hand. Then he ran away to another location where the police reacted to the earlier shooting, approached the police and shouted: “He shot me in the arm off he shot me in the arm off”, Pescatore said.
According to her, he was taken to the hospital.
Uniformed officers on patrol area known for bars, restaurants and shops heard shooting just after 23:30 and saw “several active The shooters fired into the crowd,” Pace said.
The officers “observed several civilians with gunshot wounds lying on pavement and in in streetPhiladelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said Sunday. news conference.
Fired from five guns in A hand-to-hand fight was found at the scene and two handguns were recovered, police said. One of police weapons found It was extended magazine, Pace said.
According to the prosecutors, the three were 9mm cannons and one was .40 caliber.
State and Federal Governments Help Philadelphia Police with investigation, Outlaw said.
“It started out like a fistfight and two out of the three (suspects) were licensed to carry firearms, Krasner told CNN’s Laura Coates Monday night. of this terrible mass shooting was not due to illegal weapons. Genesis of this mass shooting was about everyone having guns and fistfights like that, in my day, in a broken nose or, in extreme cases, a broken jaw turned into an absolute mayhem on streets.”
Who got hit by bullets
fourteen people hit by a firearm range in age from 17 to 69 years.
The police identified those who died as Gregory Jackson, aged 34; Alexis Quinn, 27; and Christopher Minners, educator who celebrated his 22nd birthday with family and friends.
The miners worked with 2nd and 6th grade students at Girard College, a residential boarding school for students from families. with limited financial resources, in accordance with website.
“He did an amazing job for usand was appointed permanent adviser of month in March, the school said. in statement. “Chris was a vital member of our community and its loss will be felt deeply.”
One of eleven people was wounded in critical condition on Sunday evening, the police department reported in a news release.
How do officials react?
The shooting is marked as “a rainy day for Philadelphia,” the police commissioner said. – although many of us we out enjoying a beautiful day in a terrible and unthinkable act has taken place in the city in very popular place among locals and tourists.
There was an increased presence of officers in uniform on Saturday on streets of Philadelphia, Outlaw said, due to several planned events. There were even more The officers were deployed on Sunday evening, officials said.
“People should don’t be afraid, Outlaw said on Sunday. – What happened last the night was an atrocity. But it’s not something we see all the time. And again I don’t want us normalize it. It’s not that normal in in city of Philadelphia and I’m not want anyone to begin think it is.”
“Once again we see senselessly lost lives and wounded in another horrible, arrogant and vile act of gun violence,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny said Sunday, noting that left its not just heartbroken, but angry.”
“I will continue fight protect our communities and encourage others advocate for stricter laws that keep guns out of arms of violent individuals,” he said.
Legislators accept money from gun lobby should not to be in officeKrasner said.
“I don’t care if they are Republicans or Democrats. out. Perhaps they sold their souls to make this society more armed. in in the world but that doesn’t entitle them remain in office’ Krasner said.
CNN’s Rob Frese, Myrna Alsharif, Melanie Schuman, Aya Elamrussi, Andy Rose, Holly Yan, Samantha Beach, Caroll Alvarado, and Teresa Waldrop contributed to this report.